Australian High Commission
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, eSwatini

Urgent Travel

Urgent Travel Requirements

If you need to travel urgently to Australia for compassionate or compelling  reasons, please contact the Australian Immigration Office responsible for processing your visa application. We can expedite visa processing for genuine instances of urgent travel requirements on compassionate and compelling grounds, and encourage applicants to lodge their application online through immiAccount.

Once your application is lodged, please get in touch with our office by completing an Enquiry Form. You will need to select the Overseas Post as 'Pretoria' and under type of enquiry please select 'Documented compassionate request for travel (hospitalised family in Australia) or Government Officials'.

Please note already booked trips, financial losses incurred or late visa applications will not be considered as compassionate or compelling grounds for urgent travel.

The Enquiry Form can be found at: